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Perrotto: Rodolfo Castro Knows What Needs Fixing (+)

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PITTSBURGH – Rodolfo Castro seemed like a good bet to be the everyday second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates when spring training began.

However, a lot of stuff has happened between February and now. Not all of it has been good for the 24-year-old switch-hitter.

Rookie Ji Hwan Bae had an impressive spring training, forcing his way into a timeshare at second base with Castro to begin the season.

When shortstop Oneil Cruz sustained a broken left ankle on April 9, it seemed like an opportunity for Castro. He was installed as the everyday shortstop.

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John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

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